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Joel Osteen target of elaborate Internet hoax

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; It's a news flash with an asterisk: Lakewood Church Pastor Joel Osteen has resigned from the mega church that he has led since 1999, a move prompted by his decision to leave the Christian faith due to his
Voter registration closing for May election

Voter registration closing for May election

The last day to register to vote in the may 11th election, is this Thursday, April the 11th. Early voting for the May election will begin April the 29th.
Bacteria advisory for stretch of Galveston beach

Bacteria advisory for stretch of Galveston beach

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; Galveston County issued a beach advisory for a stretch of beach in south Sea Isle because of high levels of contamination.
Texas DPS review finds shift in top gang threat

Texas DPS review finds shift in top gang threat

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; an annual assessment of threats posed to Texas by gangs has found a different violent group leads the list.
Houston leads Texas in complaints of smoking vehicles

Houston leads Texas in complaints of smoking vehicles

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; Since 2007, the state’s Smoking Vehicle Program has received nearly 60,000 complaints from citizens about cars or trucks emitting excessive smoke on the roads of Texas.
Budget cuts border security, immigrant detention

Budget cuts border security, immigrant detention

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; members of congress visited our southerng border last week.
Prison investigator says senator threat a scam

Prison investigator says senator threat a scam

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; a death threat against a Texas lawmaker that was reported by a prison inmate turned out to be a scam, prison official said Tuesday.
No skid marks found in crash that killed Cleveland family

No skid marks found in crash that killed Cleveland family

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; The entire Clouse family - the couple and their 8-year-old daughter, Bailey, and 6-year-old son, Jordan - died instantly in a crash along Texas 105 near Conroe.
House committee mulls expanding Open Beaches Act

House committee mulls expanding Open Beaches Act

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; lawmakers in the Texas House are set to discuss a proposed constitutional amendment clearly defining the boundaries of public beaches and holding them in a public trust.
Stalled box truck reveals illegal immigrants

Stalled box truck reveals illegal immigrants

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; more than a dozen suspected illegal immigrants were found stuffed in the back of a large truck that was stalled on the Sam Houston Parkway in southwest Houston Thursday night, officials said.
Rodeo, Texans put Dome demolish cost at $29 million

Rodeo, Texans put Dome demolish cost at $29 million

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; The Houston Texans and the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo have commissioned a study showing it would cost $29 million to demolish the vacant Reliant Astrodome and build a 1,600-space parking lot, less than
Houston surgeon sentenced for child porn

Houston surgeon sentenced for child porn

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; a Houston surgeon who pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison.
See how your County ranks

See how your County ranks

The 2013 County Health Rankings are out. It ranks every county in the nation by a variety of things that affect health. The list is also broken down by each state.
District lines are different

District lines are different

When it comes to political lines---- every district has the same number of people but not necessarily the same number of adults. And, not all residents are citizens.
Body pulled from Alabama river is Texas soldier

Body pulled from Alabama river is Texas soldier

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; Fort Benning officials have identified the soldier whose body was pulled from the Chattahoochee River.